As promised, the Motobecane 2.0 (beta) is rolling, and now I have pictures of the build. I did some pretty fun things in building this bike up, including cutting the head tube, respacing and aligning the rear end, an unethical experiment with a Suntour front derailer and STI shifters, and more.
The notes on this photo in flickr make it clear how much this bike was a product of generous friends, bargains, and . The original bicycle came from a garage sale, picked up for $10 with two other bikes. I then have upgraded every part on this bicycle except the BB, rear brake, and seatpost. Well, maybe one of the brake cables is original. I have several other pics in my photostream, so I encourage you to check out the gory details of the build there.